Despite a number of traditional policy and legislative attempts to reduce inequality in the United States, far too many individuals are adversely affected by racial inequality, segregation, economic and wealth inequality, gender disparities, and other systemic barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential. The Price Center conducts a wide range of research to address inequality across multiple spaces and policy areas in the United States and abroad.
The USC Price Center for Social Innovation and LeadersUp partnered to examine how employers adjusted their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are two broad approaches to measuring segregation: measures of exposure and measures of evenness. Exposure indices measure the school composition that the average student of a given racial group is “exposed” to — e.g., a White-Hispanic exposure value of … Continue reading
Seventy years after legal decisions like Mendez v. Westminster and Brown v. Board of Education outlawed separate school systems on the basis of race, school segregation in the U.S. persists, with pernicious consequences for educational equity. Racial/ethnic and economic school … Continue reading
Neighborhood and school segregation remain key barriers to social mobility and equal opportunity. To tackle these long-standing inequalities, we must have a clear understanding of patterns and trends in racial/ethnic and socioeconomic segregation. The Segregation Index will be a comprehensive … Continue reading
The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted housing vulnerability and its interdependence with employment. To understand this issue, the USC Price Center for Social Innovation and LeadersUp partnered to examine how employers adjusted their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic through a … Continue reading
Price Center for Social Innovation and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRDC)
South Los Angeles has a rich history of culture, social cohesion, and resilience. However, the region has also faced economic disinvestment and decades of racist policies targeting Black Angelenos. As a result, South LA has seen fewer jobs and opportunities … Continue reading